March 26, 2010
Box Score |
19/21  BAYLOR (28-7) 72, NR/NR  ST. MARY'S (28-6) 49
RELIANT STADIUM • HOUSTON, TEXAS
MARCH 26, 2010
• NCAA TOURNAMENT:
o Tonight’s win advances Baylor to NCAA quarterfinals for fourth time in school history and first time since 1950 Final Four appearance (1946, 1948, 1950).
o Bears won their third straight NCAA Tournament game, their most-ever in a single tournament and matching the school’s total tourney wins in five tournament appearances before this year (2 wins in 1948, 1 win in 1950).
o Baylor improved its all-time record in NCAA games to 6-7 in six appearances.
o Tonight’s 23-point victory represents Baylor’s largest margin of victory in an NCAA Tournament game.
o Scott Drew is now 3-1 in NCAA tournament games as a head coach.
• Tonight’s victory pushes Baylor’s school-record win total to 28 on the season (previous high 25 by 1945-46 squad that finished 25-5 and won the SWC).
• Baylor has won 7 of its last 8 games.
• Baylor is now 11-3 in its last 14 postseason games (conference, NIT & NCAA) over last two seasons.
• Tonight’s win improves Baylor record to 35-9 over its last 44 games (dating to end of 2008-09 regular season).
• Including the 2009 Big 12 Championship, Baylor is now 20-8 in its last 28 games away from home, including a 14-4 record in neutral games.
• Tonight was BU’s seventh neutral-site win of the season, tying the school record set by 1948 NCAA runner-up squad.
• Baylor now leads 1-0 in the series vs. St. Mary’s.
• Baylor is 27-3 this season when outshooting (FG%) its opponents – tonight 45.9% to 35.2%.
• Baylor is 23-4 this season when outrebounding its opponent – tonight 41-29.
• Baylor is 14-1 this season when totaling 40 rebounds on more.
• Baylor is 22-1 this season when holding opponents under 70 points.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 586 consecutive games - the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 behind Texas.
• With his 8th point tonight, LaceDarius Dunn broke the school record for single-season scoring – he finished with 23 points for a total of 682 on the season.
• With 23 points today, LaceDarius Dunn moved into 4th place on Baylor’s all-time scoring list with 1,714 career points (passed Brian Skinner’s 1,702).
• LaceDarius Dunn recorded his 17th 20-point game of the season & 32nd of his career.
• With three 3-pointers tonight, Tweety Carter…
o moved into 7th place on the Big 12’s all-time 3s list with 270 career treys.
o moved into 9th place on Baylor’s single-season 3s listing with 77.
• With three assists today, Tweety Carter moved into 4th place on Baylor’s single-season list with 184.
• With four 3-pointers tonight, LaceDarius Dunn…
o moved into 4th on the Big 12 single-season 3s chart with 113.
• With one steal tonight, Tweety Carter moved into 5th on Baylor career steals list with 151 all-time.
• With two steals tonight, LaceDarius Dunn moved into 8th on Baylor career steals list with 117 all-time.
• With his 31st minute played tonight Tweety Carter broke the school record for career minutes played – finished with 31 minutes and has 3,935 all-time.
• LaceDarius Dunn and Josh Lomers made their 44th consecutive starts dating back to Baylor’s postseason run in 2008-09.
• Junior F Ekpe Udoh and sophomore G/F Anthony Jones made their 35th straight starts.